Arsenal Women will play Leeds Women in the fourth round of the Vitality Woman’s FA Cup.
Leeds Women are currently playing in FA Women’s National League North Division, whilst Arsenal Women are currently 2nd in the Barclays Women Super League. The magic of the cup tied these two teams together, and they will faceoff on 29th of January.
An interesting mention appeared today on Arsenal Women captain Leah Williamson’s feed, in which Leeds Women striker Amy Lea Woodruff shared her excitement about the matchup against Leah. In the tweet she wrote she said that she has already won no matter the result and asked Williamson for her shirt after the game.
I’m gonna play against leah williamson wtf, I’ve already won no matter result
— Amy Lea Woodruff (@amyywoodruff) January 8, 2023
Leah responded equally excited asking her to swap when the game finishes and adding a smiley emoji before writing “see you on the 29th”.
Can we swap?😊 see you on the 29th x
— Leah Williamson (@leahcwilliamson) January 9, 2023
Amy Lea Woodruff could not believe this and posted another tweet saying that it is no wonder that Leah one of the biggest inspiration in women football and calling her a legend.
This is a madness, no wonder she’s one of the biggest inspirations to womens football🏼 https://t.co/uULsJCDVVD
— Amy Lea Woodruff (@amyywoodruff) January 10, 2023
Leah is an Arsenal academy graduate and a lifetime long Gunners fan. She made her first team debut in 2014 the day after her seventeenth birthday, coming on as a sub in the 81st minute in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Birmingham Women.
She made 128 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 7 goals. For the England National Team, she made her debut in 2019 World cup qualifiers in a win against Russia 3-1. She was made permanent captain of the national team on 5th of April 2022, and she also received the OBE (Order of The British Empire) on 22nd December 2022, for leading England Women National Team to their only senior team silverware since 1966, winning the Euros after defeating Germany in the final 2-1.